[ tin-suh-lee ]

  1. decorated with or abounding in tinsel.

  2. cheap and gaudy.

Origin of tinselly

First recorded in 1805–15; tinsel + -y1

Words Nearby tinselly

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How to use tinselly in a sentence

  • The place was so tinselly and common that, coming to it from weeks of rough travelling, it made me impatient.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan